My Husband "Subvet" says that when our first son "Sonshine" was born the sun rose on our world, when our second son "Gator" was born the sun laughed and when our daughter "Sugars" was born all the flowers bloomed. That says it all.

"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Anonymous

Your mind is the garden, your
thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds. — William
Wordsworth

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

colloquialisms

Here are a few I can think of. Some are regional and (as Subvet and I found out) have different meanings in different parts of the country. Add your favorite ones in the comments.

Burning the candle at both ends
(very busy)

Talking out of both sides of your mouth
(contradicting yourself)

Being out of pocket
(being unreachable for a period of time) - this is a Southern meaning

Raining like a double-bladdered cow peeing on a flat rock
(a famous Subvet-ism)

Farting like a Blue-nosed mule

Drunker than Cooter Brown

Dead as a door nail
(Dickens does a whole monologue on why a door nail would be considered dead in the intro to A Christmas Carol)

Useless as tits on a teddy bear
(another Subvet-ism...I'm thinking MILITARY)

Neatest thing since sliced bread
(I still haven't figured out what's so neat about sliced bread!)

Cute as a button
(buttons are cute???)

Full as a tick
(gross)

Busier than a) a one armed paper hanger or b) a one legged man in a butt kicking contest

Snug as a bug in a rug
(got a shoe??)

Sounds like you're a)wrestling alligators or b)juggling chainsaws right now
(very busy)

I've got to pee like a racehorse
(having seen a horse pee...I can understand this one.)

I'll be there, Good Lord willin' and the creek don't rise.
(I'll make every effort to attend)

Dumb as a box of rocks.
(Stuuuupid)

Couldn't pour pee out of a boot if the instructions were written upside down on the heel.
(Stuuuuupid)

Hello, I'm so glad for you to see me today.
(common South Louisiana greeting)

Not the sharpest knife in the drawer
(not smart)

Now let's see what you come up with. I don't mind off-color humor..but let's try not to be just plain tacky ok?

5 comments:

Jungle Mom said...

Your blog is great!

Anonymous said...

Come on back when you don't have to stay so long. (all in jest)

Handy as a pocket on a shirt

sweet as apple pie

blind as a bat

high as a Georgia pine

jumpy as a whore in church

lieing like a dog

I can think of more.

jennifer said...

One card short of a full deck

dumb as a doornail(did you say that?)

so low, couldn't jump high enough to hit the floor

I can't think of any others

Although I never thought of cute as a button...how silly is that?

MightyMom said...

y'all are great!!

Jungle Mom, thanks!! Glad to see you, come on back.
Actually I thought of more after I posted this.

No skin off my nose

I wouldn't shut an outhouse door that hard
(Subvet-ism meaning you just really "slammed" someone good.)

Jen, old women say "that baby's just as cute as a button." I've heard it all my life, never understood it.

Tom Blogical said...

Nervous as a cat in a room full of rocking chairs.

Like school in the summertime, no class.

Even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in a while.

It's better to be lucky than good. (From golf)

Driving like a bat out of Hades.

Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Fit as a fiddle.

Older than dirt.

Livin' high on the hog.

Making a mountain out of a molehill.

Healthy as a horse.

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

There's more than one way to skin a cat.

I'm so hungry I could eat a horse.

Argue until the cows come home.

Don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out.